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The Holkars, one of the regional Maratha dynasties, was founded by (a) Ranoji (b) Malhar Rao (c) Damai I (d) Raghuji 31
Solution: b. The Holkars dynasty was founded by Malhar Rao with his headquarters at Indore.
By the Treaty of Deogaon, Orissa was surrendered to the British by (a) Raghuji Bhonsle I (b) Raghuji Bhonsle II (c) Daulat Rao Sindhia (d) Jaswant Rao Holkar 32
Solution: b. Raghunath Rao II was defeated at Argaon and agreed to sign a treaty. By this treaty signed at Deogaon Raghuji Bhonsle II surrendered Orissa to the British.
Who was the political agent sent by Lord Hardinge to Punjab to make them break the Treaty of Amritsar? (a) Major Broadfoot (b) Major Bardsley (c) Major Lawrence (d) Major Whistler
Solution: a. Major Broadfoot, who was sent to Punjab by Lord Hardinge as the political agent of the British, did everything to divide the Sikh nobles and induce the Sikh army to cross river Sutlej By the Treaty of Amritsar signed in 1809, the river had been fixed as the boundary between the British and Maharaj Ranjit Singh' territories. Thus, barely the Sikh army had crossed the river then Lord Hardinge declared war.
The Gaikwar dynasty was founded by (a) Malhar Rao (b) Raghuji Bhonsle I (c) Raghuji Bhonsle II (d) Damaji I 34
Solution: d. The Gaikwar dynasty was founded by Damaji I in Gujarat with his headquarters at Baroda
Consider the following statements I. The Governor-General of Bengal was made the Governor-General of India through the Regulating Act of 1773 II. The Charter Act of 1833 declared that no Indian shall hold any government position under the company Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) None 36
Solution: a. The Regulating Act of 1773 gave the Governor-General of Bengal general authority over other two presidencies, Bombay and Madras.
Which Governor-General of India abolished the sati system? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Lord Cornwallis (c) Lord Dalhousie (d) Lord Bentinck 39
Solution: d. In 1829, Lord William Bentinck abolished the system of sati and made it punishable by law.
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